The decider: How your brain makes up its mind

Monday, February 02, 2009

It seems like there are two kinds of people: the ones who agonize over every decision and the ones who go with their gut. There’s the guy on line at the coffee house who takes ten minutes to decide on a latte and there’s the pilot who makes a split second decision to land a plane in the Hudson River. Neuroscientist Jonah Lehrer is the author of the new book, How We Decide, which explores what goes on in the brain when we make a decision.

Guests:

Jonah Lehrer

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

Noel King and Chelsea Merz

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